Just when you thought it was safe to go back to drinking beer made by just one brewery, Indeed Brewing and New Belgium Brewing release their second Beers With Vrienden collaboration. Presenting Strawberry Fields Ale – a kettle soured, strawberry-scented, strawberry-tasting beer that you’ll want to drink, well, forever.
In March, we traveled to New Belgium’s amazing brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado to make our first jointly brewed beer, Come Together Honey Wheat Wine. This time around, we brought the brewing process home. The New Belgium gang met us in Minneapolis this past April, bringing some signature ingredients with them. “The intent of the beer brewed at Indeed is to be more New Belgium Brewing influenced. We decided on a lighter-bodied base, kettle soured with their house lactobacillus strain,” says Indeed Head Brewer Josh Bischoff. “To tie the two beers together, we wanted to play off both the strawberry character from the Belma hops used in ‘Come Together’ and the name itself. Strawberry Fields was born.”
Strawberry Fields Ale weighs in at 5.4% ABV and 23 IBU. This beer is kettle soured with New Belgium's house lactobacillus strain for tartness, and finished with strawberry post-fermentation to complement the berry notes of the Belma hops used in the brewing process. This hazy red brew has an aroma featuring strawberry, citrus and tart notes. Upon first sip, the taste is light and crisp with noticeable tartness accompanied by a kiss of strawberries. Yep, these strawberries kiss you right on the mouth.
We’ll be releasing Strawberry Fields with New Belgium Brewing at events throughout the Twin Cities next week. Check out the release parties below and our Facebook and let us take you down because we’re going to… Strawberry Fields.
6/7 – 5PM – Stub & Herbs
6/7 – 5PM – MacKenzie Pub
6/8 – 5PM – The Happy Gnome
6/9 – 5PM – Grumpy's Roseville
Strawberry Fields Ale will be available in limited quantities on draft at Indeed Brewing and bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities area. To learn more about New Belgium Brewing visit newbelgiumbrewing.com.
Say hello to a beautiful stranger – our Lavender, Sunflower Honey, Dates Honey Ale (we call it LSD when the US government isn’t looking) hits shelves this week. This unique brew is ready to take you on a mind-bending experience through both space and time – or maybe, probably, definitely just flavor.
This brew is all about the specialty ingredients it’s named for, and features delicate floral aromas, intense honey character and rich fruity notes. Weighing in at 7.2% ABV and 20 IBUs, LSD was conceived by our Head Brewer Josh Bischoff, and originally produced at Town Hall Brewery, where it received a medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. This unique beer pairs well with desserts and honey, or chicken and fish for those who prefer something more savory.
LSD will trip into stores this week in a brand new 16 oz. can, designed by local artist Chuck U. You can also find it on draft in bars, restaurants and right here at Indeed. So grab a four-pack or a fresh pour, take a seat and let LSD’s kaleidoscopic combination of flavors take flight.